Bergen County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
New Jersey Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Are you looking to learn self-defense in a fun and friendly environment? Do you want to get in shape and be active? Do you want to give yourself the confidence to handle physical situations?
Savarese Jiu Jitsu is Bergen County & Northern New Jersey’s premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and martial arts school that offers practical self defense training in a relaxed, family atmosphere. Savarese Jiu Jitsu Academy has facilities located in Lodi and Lyndhurst, NJ. Students learn techniques to build their self esteem, get a great work out, and most importantly, defend themselves.
In the Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Class children learn how to defend themselves with practical techniques that benefit smaller practitioners. They learn to build confidence, de-escalate dangerous situations, and most importantly how to avoid fights before they happen.
Savarese BJJ encourages you to do your research when choosing a BJJ/grappling academy. Learn about the instructor’s belt lineage and credentials. See if their lineage traces back to the Gracie Family, the creators of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The benefits our New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA programs are endless! A greater sense of self leads to positive results in a world full of challenges. Our staff’s lineage goes directly back to the Gracie Family who created the art. Teach your children that perseverance wins over any obstacle in life, and let our program prove it to them! Develop functional muscles, not bulky, do-nothing muscles! The life of every person in our program who has been training for more than a year has been changed dramatically! If you want to join the fastest growing BJJ Academy on the East Coast, Savarese BJJ is waiting for you! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
“I started training under Sav in 2006. The level of instruction is unparalleled. He took the time to examine all of my bad habits and one by one took care of them. I can honestly say that training at Savarese Jiu Jitsu is one of the best decisions I have ever made.” Sean “Spuds” Bermudez
“Great place to learn. Being in law enforcement I needed more self defense tactics to make sure I go home at night. ProfessorSav is one of the best teachers along with his staff. They make sure you understand the moves and know what you are doing. I recommend this school to my fellow brothers in blue and anyone looking to self defense!!!”
“How many people can say that they have received their Black Belt from a member of the prestigious Gracie Family? How many people in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu can claim that they have trained under the watchful eye of a Gracie family member for years? Chris “Sav” Savarese is one of the few that can answer yes to both of these questions. “Sav” as people in the know call him, is one of the most involved and concerned instructors I have had the pleasure of knowing. Its a pleasure to be his friend. He has a passion for teaching and the sport of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu like few Instructors. “Sav” understands the heritage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, but he also understands that the big difference between a good instructor and great instructor is the attention to the details. His students in a short amount of time are placing in some of the most prestigious tournaments in the United States. If your within driving distance or like myself over an hour away make the trip to train with him. You will not be disappointed.” Marco Perazzo Co-Owner of New Jersey Martial Arts njmaonline.com
“I’ve been a student of the martial arts for over 20 years, and I’ve seen good schools and bad. The Chris Savarese Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is without a doubt one of the best academies I’ve been associated with. Sav is a great instructor with an incredible eye for detail and he’s committed to seeing his students succeed. For those who are interested in competition, Sav will leverage his years of championship experience to help improve your game. For those who are interested in self-defense, Sav shows practical sequences (both gi and no-gi) that are easy to remember yet very effective. All this is provided in a friendly atmosphere where ego’s are left at the door. The Savarese BJJ Academy is the best place to train in North Jersey if you’re serious about learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.” Greg Deamer
“Sav has been involved in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for as long as I can remember and his BJJ resume is as extensive as it gets: Not only has he been a competitor, a teacher, a coach, a promoter, a matchmaker, a referee, and a sponsor, but he also has a black belt! Sav knows the sport from every angle. For me, one of the things that has always stood out the most about Sav is his passionate dedication to his people – be they teammates, students, or friends from other teams. This is the guy you want in your corner. Whether you want to get in shape while learning some practical self defense or train to be a top competitor, Sav will guide you to your goals.”
Dave Jacobs Yamasaki Blackbelt Fairfax Jiu-Jitsu
“We started both our kids in this academy in September, and in just 4 months we see incredible improvements. My son is better able to focus and because of that he’s getting all A`s in school, and we couldn’t be happier with the noticeable difference in his behavior and respect. My daughter has so much more self esteem, which has really, really helped her in school. My husband and I are in awe of the patience that coach Sean consistently has with the kids. He is an amazing mentor and my kids really like him a lot. The kids look up to him and give him their full attention when he speaks. You have to be patient, and you will see your child grow in ways you would not have even expected. It also feels great knowing my kids are learning a life skill of self defense and they are in great shape. They look forward to going to every class!!”
“I have trained in various martial arts since 2001 before finding Savarese Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I can tell you,from my experience, that few instructors out there have the skill, integrity, and a genuine love of teaching as Chris Savarese. It shows in his class, as all of his students in class are skilled, very welcoming, and eager to help a new comer. I am very happy to have found Chris Savarese’s school, and am very proud to be a part of his winning team.” Sandra Muldoon
“I’ve known Chris “Sav” Savarese for well over 10 years. His devotion and dedication to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has been demonstrated for many years and has made him one of the most recognizable Jiu-Jitsu personalities on the East Coast. Now that Chris has decided to spread his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, I believe it would be a great opporntunity for anyone who has the chance to check out Chris’ Academy and train w/ a true Jiu-Jitsu Champion and innovator.” Mike Codella Renzo Gracie Blackbelt Owner Codella BJJ Academy http://www.codellaacademy.com
“There are very few people in the world who truly inspire those around them to be better than themselves. Chris Savarese does that every day of his life. At his academy, you will have the unique opportunity to study with a true Jiu-Jitsu Master, trained by the originators of the art, the Gracie Family. Training at his academy has awakened in me a desire to be better than I was the day before. I have stopped drinking, stopped smoking and am in the best shape of my life. I look forward every day to training at Savarese BJJ.” Javier Diaz
“Chris is a tremendous practitioner and teacher of BJJ and Submission Grappling. Chris’s skills, talents and abilities lend to a well organized school were the emphasis is on learning. His classes are structured, well thought out and taught in a highly proficient manner. Chris teaches in a step by step methodical manner allowing students of all levels to grasp his teaching. His students are hard working, disciplined and work together to lend to a family like atmosphere. I am extremely honored and proud to train with Chris and his students.” Brian Long 6th Degree Black Belt Goshin-Do-Kempo Nagai Ryu Karate Samurai Nagai Ryu Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt BJJ and Submission Grappling 15 Year High School Wrestling Coach http://www.shihanboblong.com